With GAMA going on this week in Las Vegas, game stores are getting their first look at the upcoming games from publishers for the next year. WizKids has come out of the gate swinging with a game based on a very popular IP as well as token miniatures for that game.
WizKids is excited to announce an upcoming board game as well as a series of miniatures based in the world of Magic: The Gathering, both set to release later this year.
In Magic: The Gathering: Heroes of Dominaria Board Game, players take on the role of a powerful Hero as they travel to the lands of Dominaria. As the player explores the ancient lands, they will need to build sites, rediscover lost artifacts, and confront the sinister Cabal in order to gain the resources needed to save the multiverse before rival Heroes do.
In this Euro game designed for 2 to 4 players, explore Magic’s most iconic plane and experience the trials and tribulations of being a heroic force on Dominaria. Visit storied locations such as Llanowar, Urborg, and Keld. Draw mana from the world to power abilities and recruit heroes to aid in quests. Discover powerful artifacts and create leylines to draw even more mana from distant lands. Build sites to increase your bond with a location. The land of Dominaria is filled with adventure and excitement! In true Eurogame fashion, use strategy to score the most victory points and emerge victorious.
Magic: The Gathering: Heroes of Dominaria Board Game will be available in two versions: Standard and Premium. Both versions include pawns, but the premium will also include 4 prepainted miniatures of iconic Magic: The Gathering Heroes!
A brand-new series of token creatures comes to life in Wizkids’ newest miniatures release, Magic: The Gathering Creature Forge: Overwhelming Swarm. Bring a new dimension of life to your battleground with these token figures that are sculpted in scale with WizKids’ D&D minis line.
The inaugural set will feature 28 tokens spanning well known creature types from Magic’s 25-year history. Discover never-before-seen three-dimensional representations of some of your favorites, like Angels, Soldiers, Goblins, Zombies, Bears, Dragons, Dinosaurs, and so much more!
Each token will come with a base that represents one of the five iconic colors that make up the foundation of Magic’s mana system. Mainstays like artifacts and multicolored creatures can also be found in the set, each with its own unique corresponding colored base. Game stats are also shown on the base, making these tokens perfect for both play and display.
Magic: The Gathering Creature Forge: Overwhelming Swarm set is expected to hit store shelves in July 2018, while Magic: The Gathering: Heroes of Dominaria Board Game Standard & Premium Editions are slated for an August 2018 release!
If you want an early sneak peek at either of them, be sure to stop by the WizKids Booth #315 at the GAMA Trade Show in Reno, Nevada!
While we’ve seen the D&D license used for games like Conquest of Nerath and Rise of the Giants, this is the first time I remember seeing Magic being used in this way. We should get more information on this game in the near future.